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this -- a volunteer in virginia, housing back in 2009, between the republican and the voting booth, that will be the case this november. the most dangerous place to be is to be between of republican and the voting booth. we're energize. be there in big numbers to put a check. president obama and this administration and make changes to the policy read congress. >> what you think a range of the possibility? >> i think we will get six- eight, but election day, who knows what is one happened at the end of the day? >> you are skeptical of the i did the republicans will take the senate. >> i do not rule it out. i think that this is an environment -- there is no such thing as a safe democratic seats. i think you're seeing there right now in west virginia among other places. maybe even new york. there is a lot going on on the ground were would not be surprised to see republicans take control of the senate. >> were the ones that looked out of the reach that you could imagine coming in? >> i started -- i believe that we will hold all of our opens. we're going to pick up a number of democrati
. and then he'll be on to virginia. more of the same. it's the battle for the bushes, you might argue. can the president sway swing voters in the mid terms? wendell goler will have the latest on that strategy. >>> and have you heard about this sky? cody brown, the newest breakout reality television star, butsy getting a whole lot more attention than perhaps he wanted as the star of helicopter sister wives" on tlc, he has four, count them, four, spouses, some 13 kids, and he is flaunting a polygamist lifestyle. >> my name is cody brown and you've got to meet my family. i'm a polygamist, but we're not the polygamists you think you know. i have three awesome wives, mary, janelle, and christie. >> gregg: he's since add add fourth. will authorizes prosecute him? should they? we'll debate it. jen let's take a live look at demoines, iowa, president obama now trying to fire up the democratic base ahead of the midterm elections. there he is. so he's hitting the suburbs to meet constituents, face to face. wendell goler is live at the white house with this story, wendell. >> reporter: jenna, the pres
in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the government takeover of health care, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. we are here to tell you today that we have been listening, and we've heard you. >> reporter: in
a lot like the old ideas. republicans unveiled their pledge at a hardwear store in northern virginia. >> we're here today to put forth a new governing agenda. >> reporter: among the top priorities: repealing the obama health care law, rolling back government spending to 2008 levels, and extending the bush tax cuts. >> this is a contract with americans. >> reporter: it's a clear homage to the contract with america which republicans released in 1994, the last time they took over congress. ( cheers and applause ) in a nod to the tea party, a growing force on the right, the pledge is littered with references to the constitution and programs to reduce the federal debt. grateful tea party members even presented the minor leader with a tea pot today. but democrats slammed the pledge, call it recycled rhetoric from the bush years. >> the american people deserve to hear a real plan for moving america forward, not an election-year gimmick filled with hyperbole and tired old failed ideas. >> reporter: even if republicans take control of the house enacting any part of this agenda will be diffic
, the previous generation. host: nelson from west virginia. if you are from generation x, or generation y, we want to hear from you, since you will be in europe in the world -- you will be inheriting the world from the baby boom generation. and those folks that came out of the world war ii years, if you would like to talk about the baby boomers and what you left them, that would be an interesting conversation as well. the next call is from wisconsin, ron on the democrats line. ron, what generation are you in? caller: high may boomer -- i'm a boomer, born in 1947 and i think the article is way off balance. i think the contribution of the boomers goes beyond any of the other generations in the fact that people nowadays can actually say no, instead of just marching in lockstep with what happened up until the 1960's. we could say, hey, wait a second, something is wrong, and to make changes. and these changes really shaped present generations. and i think if anything, the present generation are the ones that are released boyle, undereducated, and really do not have a direction. -- are really spoil
. >> and now for>> sports. >> collegefootball, big upsets keep on coming, don't they? number 13 virginia tech losing to james madison at home, mind you. ran for two touchdowns, threw for another one and the final madison coach, mathews calls it the biggest win in school history and this is an scs team formerly division two. to south bend the game of the game. michigan and notre dame. to rudolph, 95 yard score and it's the michigan quarterback robinson stealing the headlines 502 yards total offense and measured michigan wins a tight one. and let's talk nfl. the 91st season of the nfl officially underway and break it downhat teams to look out or. big daddy of the nfl, richard delgato, president and ceo of coastal advisors insurance, good to see you, big daddy. >> you, too. you were down in new orleans for the big game. saints and vikings, a boring game as you and i were speaking about. beforehand the players walk out and both teams line up and both have the number one up in the air. this is solidarity among the players union. is there a chance we face a strike and have no footbtall this time n
's interesting, you know, it's the same thing that happened to green in west virginia where popular governor is now finding to be a tough fight in a state where barack obama is not popular. in florida, you get a cross fire. >> we're going to invite all three of them to join us in the situation room between now and november 2. we're going to invite all of the senate candidates to join us. because the voters have a right to take a look at these candidates. so thanks very much, david, for that. >>> by the way, we have more poll numbers coming in on key battle ground states in california, in illinois, and alaska. this new cnn/"time" magazine poll, stand by, we'll share those numbers. some will, in fact, surprise you. >>> up next, we eerl going 're update you on the horrific bus crash in washington, d.c. people are trapped right now. we have a producer on the scene. then, major victory for emergency workers on the scene in the harrowing moments after the 9/11 terror attacks. new information coming in from capitol hill. >>> we've been following this bus crash outside of washington, d.c. in bethesd
, there will be defined benefits. you could look at north carolina and norfolk south, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stal
the stakes are. there is a patchwork across the country ranging from two states, kentucky and virginia that are meles disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. if you are convicted of a felony when you are 18 years old, you lose the right to vote for life in the states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights, and give to go through all application procedure and its at his discretion. he decides to get to vote in his state. not surprisingly, under some governors, that number drops precipitously. other -- under others, it goes up. it is purely discretionary and entirely under the governor's control. and the result of hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised. there is a disproportionate impact on people of color. one in four black men are disenfranchised in virginia because of this law. we are working to try to change that, but they're still two states that disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. 10 states permit alley disenfranchise some people -- florida, alabama, mississippi, ariz. -- there are prominent disenfranchisem
you think -- host: next call is richmond, virginia. go ahead. caller: what does your guest think china's preference would be? what would china like to see happen? guest: they have been relatively quiet. they are hesitant to press north korea. they see that as an internal development. china's greater concern is north korea's behavior. they continue to play like north korea's lawyer in the u.n. council. they are trying to be on both sides of the fence at the same time. they are trying to say they are behaving as a responsibly stake holder at the same time, they undermine the affect of the u.n. sanctions to get north korea to abide by the sanctions and give up weapons. host: north texas on the republican line. caller: good morning. they had a nuclear test in some cave up north. are they really a nreally a power? guest: they did have an unsuccessful test but they have unsuccessful test but they have had a successful test. we know they are able to test a device. there's uncertainty to the degree to which they've weaponized. most don't think they have miniaturized any warhead so it wo
and at stake is a 50-year-old virginia law that said we can ban that. that is a violation of the first amendment. it's not a violation of the first amendmentment and in a ruling a-4. justice o'connor said that's right, because the only reason that that speak is being made is to harm. >> bill: to intimidate. >> to intimidate people. >> bill: the same argument i believe can be made here. if the supreme court ruled that you can't have a public display that intimidates. the intention of it is to harm. certainly, burning the holy book of more than 3 million americans, muslim americans is meant to harm them, emotionally. and intimidate. >> and is very likely continue to cite violence. >> bill: so why hasn't this legal challenge been brought up? >> it's interesting because right now they could bring it up on an issue of public safety. however, the majority of opinion here would say they would have to actually burn this and have something happen and then they would act in and step in on it. >> bill: as soon as they lit the match and put it to the paper they could shut it down. >> and public no
you look at those numbers in virginia, when you look at them in new jersey, when you look at them in, all states obama carried by his national average or better, you just do the math turning whiter. and i think the question for the future is that the people who are like the -- are the republicans if they get a majority in the house, if they get a strong bargaining position in the senate, are they prepared to advance and perhaps achieve public policies that are going to work as public policy and that are going to commit voter ovations in subsequent elections. i think that's an open question. if they of. it's field politics are not assured of success. i do think however that in more than any other time i've been following polics, voters are open to a vast cut back in the size and scope of government in a way that they haven't had in most past years. they are aware that the obama mocrats have hugely increased it. minority leader john peters called the other day to say let's go back to 2008 spending levels. it's actually at the intelligence staf in the right direction because most people
conservative district. democrats that barely one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. wher
the record or average. those include naming a river in virginia , naming a courthouse, renaming a post office and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earth earthquake. it's all well and good for senator boxer to misrepresent my record. ly remind her it was she that voted for the wall street bail out. when you have a business whether 9,000 people business or 9 people, you have to make a choice to loose some jobs to save more. what enrages people everyday is federal government employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. our next question comes from a republican. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlet packard. you coined the phrase right shoring. do you plan to create jobs in >> california is destroying jobs. texas is fighting harder, north carolina is. so is mexico, russia, china. i'll tell you why. china, texas, brazil gives companies huge tax credits and reward r&d and provide access to credit. i propose a two-year payroll tax holiday for every business for hiring an unemployed worker and five-year tax holiday for companies to bring them here. bring their plants
troops in afghanistan. virginia, the plan, democrats line. go ahead. caller: i am from new york. shall i speak up? host: go ahead. caller: i think he should turn the page. it should have been turned a long time ago. but i do not think the media will let him because they just keep the war is going. let me say this because i tried so hard to get on to you -- george washington's farewell address. he answered many of the questions facing us. telling us we should be aware -- host: sorry, we will have to let you go. your signal is breaking up. here's more from the president last night. >> we must use all elements of all power, including our diplomacy, economic strength, and the power of america as an example to secure our interests and stand by our allies. and we must reject a vision of the future that is based not just on our fearless but also on our hopes. division that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world but also the limitless possibilities of our time. today, old adversaries are at peace and emerging democracies are potential partners. new markets for our goods stretch
, some people say, rode in on the obama wave. the virginia 5th district is conservative leaning and mccain won it with 50.6% of the vote. it is traditionally a republican stronghold and has become somewhat less so. and it is represented by a democrat. >> virginia's 5th district is the size of new jersey and it is a triangle shape with the sharltsville region, home to the university of virginia and thomas jefferson's home down to the south side of virginia, north carolina border that includes the city of martinsville, danville and part of lynchburg. the economy has hit the district hard. their unemployment tops 20%. it's bad, but not quite as bad as elsewhere in the district. there is unemployment continues to be a problem throughout the district. there have been a number of foreclosures, obviously like everywhere. people who have their jobs, their pay has stagnated for the last few years. so it's certainly a big problem here. tom perriello is a moderate democrat. whereas on some of the big ticket priorities on president obama and the democrats, he voted in favor of health care r
a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for any party that supported small government. i was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies, as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: by disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we will move on. ellen, pennsylvania. cal
carolina, maryland and virginia. plus a tropical storm warning just issued for long island, new york. the storm expected to reach north carolina tonight and then head up the east coast. take a look at this picture of earl taken by nasa from the international space station. we will have a live report from north carolina and a full forecast with janice dean, the weather machine, that's all coming up during the show. >> finally the space station is paying off. >> by the way, that's a well defined storm. those things are dangerous. the surfers are out there. they shouldn't be. >> i know. you tell them. less than four hours from now, palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will meet face to face for peace talks in washington, beginning of a year long process. doug lazader joins us from washington, d.c. what kind of start did we get off to yesterday? is there any peace yet? >> well, there's peace at the white house. there will be peace around the table today, let's hope anyway. these talks are going to last a few hours. everyone at this point see
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
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court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on tho historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senar john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our politicalandscape today. all on our webte at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. we'll be off next week for nbc sports coverage of the ryder ♪ [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertis and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business, i kind of feel like if you're not having fun at what you do, then you've t the wrong job. my landing was better than yours. no, it wasn't. yes, it was. was not. yes, it was. what do you thk? take one of the big on
. virginia's coast part of the hurricane watch and evacuations are under way on north carolina's island. janice dean is live for us in the extreme weather center tracking this storm. is the extreme weather center different from the regular weather center? >> it is hyped up. we are amped up for the storm. you know during the election time, they call tsay too close call. we don't know where it's going. we know it's going to come very close to the northeast and mid-atlantic coast line. but we don't have an exact landfall. if it's going to make landfall at all. it could actually just hug that coastline and bring hurricane force winds from cape hatteras all the way up to coastal maine so let's take a look at this storm. 5:00 a.m. advisory, they did bump it down to a category 3 but i don't want you to pay attention to that because we're still dealing with a major hurricane. it's going through some fluctuations, we could see it amp back to a category 4 storm within the next several hours. already starting to see some colder cloud tops so what that tells me is this storm is strengthening and w
the candidates that could possibly challenge the democratic majority. host: all right. virginia. joe, you say, no. why? caller: i am not over all happy with what is going on. the reason why i say that is we -- even with the tea party candidates, the only thing we would do is slow down the change. there has not really been any change. understand,don't that i find quite pertinent, with as much discontent as there is from voters -- voting with former democratic candidates as well as republican candidates, while a third party hasn't developed as in with what ross perot? i'm afraid the tea party candidate would do nothing more than to split the votes, we're in a general election the democrats would come back on top. host: on our 20 page -- twitter page -- that comes from helen. san diego. joanne. you say, yes, you are happy with the tea party-backed candidate. caller: i am thrilled. we have a great slate in california with carly fiorina alabama and meg whitman -- host: what she tea party? caller: i have to confess i have not gone out to one of the events, but i am thrilled that people in our country a
on to virginia. republican line. good morning. caller: yes. we have where i live at we have three pen ten sharies here and there's over a thousand inmates there. and the state -- the tax people pay i hear anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 a year. and that's not right for us to pay that kind of money for -- to how's those inmates. host: how many jobs do you think those three produce for that area? caller: very few. host: whether or not do you say that? caller: because it's a low income county and stuff. the only thing that keeps our county going is the coal mines and stuff. host: ok. did you have more to add? caller: i would just like, like i said, $25,000 that taxpayers pay to keep the inmate in jail. and just like i said, they need to get those inmates out and bring our soldiers back home from afghanistan and train those prisoners over there for two or three weeks and send them over there. host: according to the national public radio, in 2006 the it cost about $68 billion for corrections. the average cost per state inmate was $22,000 or about $62 per day among facilities operated by the federal b
one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expect to see her? guest:
, wisconsin, the state of iowa, and virginia. key battleground states that he won in 2008 and the president using backyard chats at one stop at least in the state of iowa. a college rally tonight in madison, wisconsin. we'll debate that in moments with our panel coming up here. martha: all right, well speaking of those battleground states we have new fox polls out there that show to the president and his fellow democrats have a pretty tough road ahead at least at this point 35 days out when it comes to holding the key senate seats in particular. the trend is threatening their hold on that chamber. molly is live in washington with more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. let's look at three of the states that are very important to the white house and the democrats in order to keep a majority in the senate. president obama will be in wisconsin at a democratic rally to try to help russ feingold. although he will not be here. our latest poll shows that russ feingold is trailing russ johnson who owns a plastic company. feingold has 44%, johnston 52%. feingold is a three-term
, it's not true. virginia is a right to work state, finlands touted as being an excellent example of educational opportunity is pro union in a unionized education system. >> you don't think that the unions in this country are protecting incompetent teachers? >> i think when you really get to the issue what we're talking about is tenure and i do agree there needs to be some reforms in terms of the way that teachers are evaluated, in terms of getting their tenure and keeping their tenure. but principals are the once that decides on tenure and without tenure i wouldn't be sitting here today. it's a protection that's absolutely necessary so that teachers can join with parents and advocate with them for their children. >> what did you think about the message of the reason why kids are woefully underserved? >> well, i mean, i want to say that like you, i cried, it should not take a lottery for a child to receive a quality public education in one of the world's super power nations. >> what you're talking about, is there are these charter schools and parents and children are clamoring in
:32 in chicago right now. >> another horrible fire to tell you about. this one at a race track in west virginia leaving 27 horses dead. this happened at the stables at charlestown races. 27 horses were saved when the owners rushed into the flames. the stables were full after a big race over the holiday weekend. no word of what caused this fire. >> all right, joran van der sloot admitting he took money from the family of natalee holloway. he said van der sloot told her family he'd reveal the location of her body and then he took the money and flew over to latin america without revealing where the body -- where her body actually was. van der sloot is accused of murdering a young peruvian woman and that's why he's in prison wearing that vest. >> meanwhile, the death toll from mudslides in guatemala has climbed to 45. a lot of people still missing. torrential rains saturated the ground and weakened the hillsides there. have been at least 15 landslides at different spots along the interamerican highway in the last two days. at least 50 people are believed to be buried in one location. >> angelina j
in illinois, west virginia and delaware will take office more or less immediately after votes are canvased and certified and they'll be serving in the lame-duck session. i believe that voters in those states will render a very clear judgment on this lame duck agenda by sending additional reinforcements for our side of the aisle. the campaign strategy of our friends on the other side of the aisle is crystal clear. they are not running on their legislative accomplishments because it's largely unpopular. and they are worried that voters will hold them accountable for the failure of those policies to meet their own stated goals. so they're running campaigns against the american people, some of whom are participating in the political process for the first time. and i'm talking about the tea party movement. calling some of these participants in the process guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution to redress their government on their grievances and they're deemonizing members of the tea party -- demonizing members of the tea party movement. and president obama has engaged in class wa
the victims. ceremoes in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,760 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning as has now become tradition, theim nam of victims will be read and four moments of silence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. the vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates ina wreath laying ceremony at the morial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, this remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were
to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips ruled the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct and deleterious effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing pure political emotion. phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we came across a jaw dropping speech by a republican candidate by a man named phil davidson. a speech that practically bled with raw gut churning passion that definitely could not have been faked. kent jones is here. he's seen it. the speech was rewarded with a victory. passio
. those four bills include naming a river in virginia, naming a courthouse, renaming a post office, and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earthquake. it is all well and good for senator boxer to continue to mischaracter rise my record. i would remind her it was she who voted for the wall street bailout. it is she who has taken many contributions from wall street executives and remind her as well that when you lead a business, whether it's a 9- person business or 150,000 people, you sometimes have to make the agonizing choice to lose some jobs to save more. what enrages people in california as they see people making those tough choices absolutely every day -- is federal government employees growing at 14 and a half%. >> i'm sorry, time is up. our next viewer question is for ms. fiorina, it comes from a republican, mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlett- packard and has a question regarding the outsourcing of jobs at hp. let's listen. >> carly, you sent thousands of jobs offshore. you coined the phrase right shoring. also in a keynote speech in 2004
. and those four bills include naming a river in virginia, naming a courthouse, renaming a post office, and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earthquake. it is all well and good for senator boxer to continue to mischaracterize my record. i would remind her that it was she who voted for the wall street bailout. it was she who has taken my contributions from wall street executives. i would remind her as well that when you lead a business, whether it's a nine-person business or 150,000 people, you sometimes have to make the agonizing choice to lose some jobs to save more. and what enrages people in california is they see people making those tough choices absolutely every day. >> our time is up. i'm sorry. >> it's several federal employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. the next viewer question is for ms. fiorina. it comes from a republican, tom watson. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlett packard. he has a question regarding the outsourcing of jobs alt s at h. let's listen. >> carly, while you were at hp, you sent thousands of jobs offshore. you coin
the 50th anniversary of the great debate of 1960, we teamed one the university of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on those historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senator john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our political landscape today. all on our website at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. we'll be off next week for nbc sports coverage of the ryder cup golf tournament but back the following week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertise, and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation busine
. >> reporter: in west virginia's rural first district, this republican ad never even mentions the democratic opponent. >> -- had enough of record job loss, enough of barack obama and nancy pelosi? enough of the attacks on west virginia jobs? if you've had enough, david mckinley for congress. >> of course this is a total role reversal from 2006 and 2008 because then it was a referendum on president bush and the war in iraq. now it's a referendum on president obama, democratic leaders, and the economy. you are seeing democrats are doing and republicans are doing what the opposite party did just a few years ago. >> it was fascinating when you brought up the point that he never even mentioned his opponent in that ad. it was just obama and pelosi. the president today talked about policies that move us forward. is anybody talking about that, the democrats? >> this is what's interesting. this is what evan tracy pointed out. the health care bill, for instance, has been so difficult for democrats to sell and most of them are not talking about it. they're not talking about it in ads for sure. and so w
in west virginia, we thought at one time maybe he would be in trouble. he's opened up a double-digit lead, there's a tea party candidate. >> there's another great example of not talking -- after he gave that controversial interview to rachel maddow there was suddenly radio silence for him. >> he learned and every one of these tea party candidates have taken a lead. the only one that's in a real race is angle and she's dead even with reid. the bottom line here is whose side turns out, the issue that the democrats have pushed the health care, they pushed an $850 billion deficit. both those are very unpopular, both of them don't think they've worked. if you have a choice between someone you are not sure of and someone you are sure is going to make the situation worse for you and your kids, you're going to vote for the republican. >> i wanted to play something the president said today in a speech. targeting john boehner, let's listen. >> and the republican who thinks he's going to take over as speaker -- [ crowd booing ] >> i'm just saying it's his opinion. he's entitled to his opinion. when
in their lives. 78.4% of adults identify themselves as christian, down from 86.4% in 1990. virginia. chris, independent line. caller: thanks. i am a second time a caller. i have been listening to this program for years. hard to actually get on the air. so i am appreciative were glad to be on. anyway, as far as the core competencies, we are a large and powerful country, over 300 million people. one of the largest countries in the world in terms of population. and it is not just population. we are a very affluent country compared to other countries in the world, which is probably obvious to anyone listening. so, i think we should not just focus on having one core competence a. i kind of got in at the tail end of the discussion, but i gather we are talking about economic. but we shall not focus on any one core competency. we should focus on having that diverse economy. whether you are talking about manufacturing, services, or what ever. in some parts of the country, although some sectors in this economy are kind of doing poorly right now, other sectors are doing well. some of your localities
. alexandria, virginia. democrats line. you are on. go ahead, please. ellis, speak up or we have to move on. caller: i am speaking up. host: what do you have to say? caller: nobody should be too big to fail. host: de have anything more to add? caller: the reason i think these people should be allowed to fail is because already the government has already bailed them out. and at this point, we are still working on bailing them out, yet they don't seem to be helping anybody else out here in this economy right now. and they are actively lobbying right now in congress to try to get to -- republicans get back to office. part of this deal. it is all partisan. and it is all about politics. and what is going to come down to in the end is they say they don't want it to be failing -- ok, the republicans don't, but yet the democrats are saying they are trying to restrict this now so nobody can be too big to fail. and what we will end up is these big companies are going to get their money back, they will all buy into their way and they will -- obviously what we are looking at, where we were before. then
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